Many years ago I came across this video and I thought it was a genius idea! Now I’ve finally had the opportunity to make one for my new little cousin.
The video is in Spanish, but I think it’s so visual that it’s easy to follow even if you don’t understand the audio. So I guess I don’t need to do a step by step explanation.
Those of you who follow the blog may have noticed that I’ve been posting some crochet fruits and veggies lately. Well, it all makes sense now that I can show you they are part of a playing set I made for my little cousins so they can pretend they go to the market, or to the garden, or whatever! 🙂
Here the fruits:
And here the veggies (although technically the tomato and the lemon are fruits too, and the mushrooms are fungi…):
It’s been a rainy week here so I guess it’s an appropriate weather to share with you this cat-on-a-raincoat plushy I’ve made.
I had this book called One Stitch at a Time around for a while and it was about time to use it. The book is in fact a kit, and it comes with instructions and patters for making 3 toys: cat, dog and rabbit, but the materials included are just for the cat.
Last minute decorations? This garland can be made in 15 minutes and all you need is paper, scissors, ruler, cutter, needle and thread.
Just follow these simple steps:
I learned about the existence of this modelling clay a pair of weeks ago when a friend from work told me about it and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard about it before! I’ve tried polymer clays like Fimo and Sculpey and I hate the baking part. I get anxious when it’s in the oven, and I always have this irrational fear that it’s all going to be burned or damaged, or that the oven is going to explode…. A non-toxic, eco-friendly, easy mixing, inexpensive, air draying clay? It almost seemed too good to be true. So I had to try it… and this is my review.
I tend to see the artistic potential in the things other people discard: a piece of cardboard, a button, a sheet of foam… I think twice before throwing away anything that comes to my hands, because I never know when I am going to need it. This habit results in serious storage problems in my house but it also makes possible to improvise some crafts when the inspiration calls. So, when one day I found myself with some felt pens, a box of colour pencils and scraps of fabric, I knew I had a nice opportunity to create something.